Cottages on the West Coast of Ireland

Welcome to our selection of holiday cottages and properties to rent on the West Coast of Ireland.

The West Coast boasts some of the country’s finest outdoor activities. Trek the mountains and woodlands of the Beara Way, enjoy whale-watching, island-hopping, surfing and sailing or take a boat trip to the remote World Heritage site Skelligs Rock Ireland off the coast of Kerry, a nature reserve and former home to sixth century Christian monks.

Once you’re back on dry land, soak up the local culture in the Irish-speaking ‘Gaeltacht’ area with traditions such as Irish dancing or ‘céilÍs’ or one of many year-round festivals and events such as the fascinating Cetic Tales sessions or the tasty International Oyster and Seafood Festival, both in Galway.

If you would like more information or have any queries, please call the cottages phoneline on 0345 268 1307 (+44 1282 845 994 from outside the UK): the phone-line is open Mon – Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm.

Featured Accommodation

Thatched Cottage

Spiddal, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over Galway Bay, this pretty thatched cottage sits on the fringe of the seaside village of Spiddal. Just a stroll away from the Blue Flag Beach, a short drive leads to the historic harbour city of Galway. Cottage Code: W6571.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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Gaoth Saile

Spiddal, nr. Inverin, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Complete with its own games room and tennis court, this charming thatched cottage boasts stunning Atlantic sea views. The nearby lively village of Spiddal features traditional Irish crofts, restaurants and pubs. Cottage Code: W31903.

  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Knockbroughan Cottage

Oughterard, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting a host of traditional features, this delightful character cottage sits in tranquil mature gardens, within easy reach of Lough Corrib trout fishing lake. Enjoy walks through owner’s working farm to the lake and 15th century castle. Cottage Code: W31314.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Lackaroe

Portroe, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 4. A charming traditional cottage, with its own private garden, set on the eastern shores of Lough Derg at Castlelough. Lackaroe has been lovingly restored to retain its old-world character, with quarry-tiled floors and loft-style bedrooms. Cottage Code: ZUF.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Cottage

Clonbur, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 4. With breathtaking views over the fishing lake of Lough Mask, this charming detached holiday home has cosy furnishings that complement the simplicity of the property and its surroundings. Enjoy the walks direct to the summit of Mount Gable. Cottage Code: W6706.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Atlantic View

Cleggan, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. This charming cottage is set at the edge of a working harbour, and commands magnificent views of Inishboffin Island. Built and furnished to a very good standard, it is close to the shops and pubs in the beautiful fishing village of Cleggan. Cottage Code: YEX.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galoway, Ireland.

Built on a rocky terrace overlooking the Owenmore Salmon River, Ballinahinch Castle dates from the early 19th cenury. The luxury hotel accommodation comprises 40 guest rooms, whilst the fine dining restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes.

  • 19th Century

Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa

Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa, Ballyfarnon, nr. Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.

Originally built in the early 1800s for Colonel King Tenison, this luxury hotel and spa sits in 40 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough Meelagh. Offering an indoor swimming pool and fine dining restaurant, just a 45 minute drive from Sligo Airport.

  • 19th Century

Lough Rynn Castle

Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, nr. Sligo, Co Leitrim, Ireland.

Blending traditional elegance with modern comforts and facilities, this luxury castle hotel stands in a secluded setting on the shores of Lough Rynn. Built close to the site of an earlier medieval castle, the current property dates from the early 1800s.

  • 19th Century

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Dating from 1832, Abbeyglen Castle was originally built for Sir John d’Arcy of Kiltulla. Now an exclusive 4-star castle hotel, it offers luxurious accommodation with gourmet food and fine wines. It also boasts tennis courts and a spa bath.

  • 19th Century